General Electric Company, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of General Electric Company
FTC Matter/File Number:

0410106

Docket Number:

C-4119

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Federal Court:
District of Columbia

Case Summary

General Electric was permitted to acquire InVision Technologies, Inc. with conditions that it divest InVision's YXLON x-ray nondestructive testing and inspection equipment to a Commission approved acquirer. According to the complaint issued with the consent order, the two firms are direct competitors in a highly concentrated market. The consent order protects competition in the United States market for specialized x-ray testing and inspection including standard x-ray cabinets; x-ray systems equipped with automated defect recognition software; and high-energy x-ray generators.